Welcome to Rethos

(the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota reimagined)

Ethos is the cornerstone of our work, the essence of a community, and we believe communities flourish when places are reimagined, cultures are celebrated, learning is inspired, and small businesses are supported.


Whatever brings you here today, we’re excited to reimagine together.

Response to Coronavirus/COVID-19

A cornerstone of all of our work is engagement with our community partners through in-person meetings, classes, and discussions. However, during these current pandemic related circumstances, we have also found tremendous value and effectiveness in various virtual forms of connection, allowing the organization to continue its work without putting our community and staff at further risk and potentially spreading the virus, specifically from region to region throughout the state.


We continue to closely monitor medical and state official guidance and recommendations, and for the foreseeable future, we will continue virtual engagement practices to do our part in stopping the spread.


We are so very proud of the tremendous staff at Rethos, their dedication, passion, and initiative are exemplary and are confident in their ability to provide vital and transformative engagement to our community during this time.


Rethos Board of Directors





“Thank you putting together one the most valuable training sessions I’ve attended in years!  Many conferences give you great ideas but are lacking on how to implement the tools to achieve your goals.
The various templates and worksheets provide an invaluable manual to achieving our economic development goals. Thanks again!”

John Hinzman, AICP, Community Development Director at City of Hastings, on Minnesota Main Street Basics Training

Live From the Cox House: Window & Rot Repairs
Thu, Oct 29
Zoom Webinar
Oct 29, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Zoom Webinar
In this virtual workshop, we’re learning about two of the most common old home issues: windows and rot. Using examples from our “lab” - the beautiful Cox House in St. Peter, instructor Laura Leppink will demonstrate basic repairs
Live From the Cox House: Drafting a Maintenance Plan
Thu, Nov 05
Zoom Webinar
Nov 05, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Zoom Webinar
The best way to prevent unexpected and expensive rehab projects is proactive maintenance. In this class, you’ll learn what home maintenance tasks you should do on a seasonal or annual basis.
Racism in Real Estate - 2 CE Credits
Tue, Nov 10
Zoom Webinar
Nov 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Zoom Webinar
Created in partnership with the Mapping Prejudice team, this class explores structural racism and the racial wealth gap as it applies to housing.

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416 Landmark Center 75 West 5th Street Saint Paul, MN 55102


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